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  1. Singapore maintains grip on society despite rhetoric

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Dwyer

    ... intelligence services, which track everyone and everything,' he said. 'As you can imagine, this only sustains the image of Singapore as an authoritarian society that will go to any length ... as prime minister in August, Mr Lee had given all the right signs about wanting to make Singapore a more open society. So the organisers of the SnowBall Party were somewhat taken aback when police ...

  2. Asia Society's co-chairs 'to build a shared future'

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com The Asia Society's president has defended the appointment of Hang Lung chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung as its co-chair, the first time the body has ... is unprecedented,' said Vishakha Desai, the president and chief executive officer of the New York-based body. 'Asia Society's mission, especially now, is to strengthen partnerships among Asians ...

  3. Ronnie Chan to be co-chairman of Asia Society

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung has been named as the first Asian to lead the Asia Society, the influential New York-based institution promoting ties between Asia and the United States. He will share the leadership with Henrietta Holsman Fore, a former US government official, as co-chairmen. It is the first time the society has ...

  4. Honours and well wishes come from friends, societies and the chief executive

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and generous contribution to society, the government awarded him the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 1998. 'On his 100th birthday, the chief executive would like to wish Sir Run Run long life and good ... Society chairman Charles Lee Yeh-kwong said Sir Run Run had boosted cultural vitality, public spirit and commitment to Hong Kong in his role as a founder of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. 'His ...

  5. News - China - MIGRATION

    Exodus of China's rich and skilled for better lives

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... educated and had left in search of a more democratic society, a cleaner environment and better education opportunities, said the International Migration Report (2012) jointly released on Monday ... permanent citizens of the US, Canada or Australia through investment last year, the report said. More than half of the Chinese emigrants to Australia were skilled workers, more than 40 per cent ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Brain drain should send message to China's leaders

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and that many had left in search of a more democratic society, a cleaner environment and better educational opportunities. The main beneficiaries were the US (87,000), Canada and Australia (30,000 each) ...

  7. News - China - IMMIGRATION

    How mainland Chinese immigrants are transforming Vancouver

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... are reluctant to give up Chinese citizenship The maple leaf mainlanders Life is good for Wei Fuqiang and Chen Qianhong. Sitting on their 10-metre cruiser in Vancouver's exclusive Coal Harbour ... This is really your home." The scale and impact of the mainland Chinese influx to Vancouver was laid bare this month in a report for Canada's immigration department, titled "A New ...

  8. Shaw Prize winner a little wild

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Shaw Prize winner Sir Michael Berridge will spend part of his US$1 million prize money on a luxury safari in Botswana for his secondary school biology teacher. If not for teacher Pamela Bates, the internationally renowned scientist said h ...

  9. In era of upheaval, author stood against storm

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... conscience'. Success depended on power, and justice vanished. 'The result was a fundamental change in the basic values of Chinese society,' she wrote. Mao's mantra was: 'Strike hard ... and wisdom. She loved traditional Chinese culture, but her world was shattered on August 30, 1966, when Red Guards ransacked her home and, on September 27, arrested her. She spent the next 6 1/2 years ...

  10. Chinese people have made great strides in the past 60 years

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country has achieved since 1949 in areas such as education, the economy and in society as a whole. Chinese children enjoy universal education and have the opportunity to learn so much, including ... including, in some cases, the death penalty. I find that many Hongkongers do not share my views and deny they are Chinese. I think this is because of their concerns over what I see as the dark side ...




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